Kuroko's Basketball Anime Gets Extra Game Film & 3 Compilation Films
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's first issue of Shueisha's Jump Next magazine is revealing on Thursday that the Kuroko's Basketball anime will get three compilation films this year, as well as a brand-new anime film adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga in 2017. The three compilation films will compile the Winter Cup episodes from the television anime.
The KuroBas Cup 2015 event last September had ended with an announcement that a theatrical film had been green-lit.
Fujimaki launched the original Kuroko no Basuke manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2008, and he ended the series in September 2014. Shueisha published the 30th and final compiled volume of the manga in Japan in December 2014.
In the beginning of the original series, Taiga Kagami has just enrolled at Seirin High School when he meets Tetsuya Kuroko of the school's basketball team. Kuroko happens to be the shadowy sixth member of the legendary "Generation of Miracles" basketball team. Together, Kagami and Kuroko aim to take their team to the inter-high school championship — against Kuroko's former teammates.
The original manga inspired three television anime series, in addition to the upcoming anime films. Viz Media announced last October that it will release the original manga in 2-in-1 omnibus editions in North America starting in summer 2016.
The Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game manga is a sequel to the original manga. Fujimaki launched the manga in Jump Next in December 2014, and Shueisha published the manga's "First Half" volume (pictured above right) last September. Jump Next teased in October that the manga would enter its climax, and the magazine revealed in December that the manga would end this month.
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